Library News

American Girl Doll Raffle

December 14, 2021

Looking for an American Girl Doll to give as a gift? Enter our raffle for Samantha, who also comes with a party dress handmade by one of our talented Friends! Purchase your tickets for $1 each or 6 for $5…drawing will be held December 16.

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Giving Tree 2021

December 14, 2021

So far this December, we have donated 106 items from the Giving Tree to DSAA in Mount Joy and Mount Joy Helping Hands. We will continue to receive community donations through December 22: hats, scarves, mittens/gloves, ear muffs, socks, slippers, undershirts/underwear, slippers…all new items, please; handmade outerwear appreciated! Bring items to the Library during regular…

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Curbside Pickup Service

December 2, 2021

The Library now has a Curbside Pickup service available for patrons who cannot enter the Library for a variety of reasons. Give us a call with any questions!

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ExtraGive Success!

December 2, 2021

Another Extraordinary Give has come and gone (did you know we were a part of the event from its beginning 9 years ago?), and once again we are touched by the support of our amazing community. Online donations on November 19 were made by 170 donors to bring us to $17,450. When all the donations…

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Masking Update: December 2021

December 2, 2021

Milanof-Schock Library is mask-optional. Navigating the healthiest choices for your family in these extremely difficult times is not an easy, and there are no easy answers. Mask or no mask, you are welcome here.

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Miss Jan Goes to College

December 2, 2021

Miss Jan was honored to be asked by Assistant Professor Kathryn Caprino, Ph.D. at Etown College to be a guest speaker for her PK-12 New Literacies class on Tuesday, November 16. Jan’s focus was on Pre-K through 4th grade read-aloud storybooks, how to best present them to children, and which types of books and stories…

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Giving Tree 2021

December 2, 2021

Our annual Giving Tree (aka Mitten Tree) is up and ready to be “decorated” with new or handmade mittens, hats, gloves, and scarves for local families in need. We are also collecting underwear, socks, slippers, ear muffs, even small umbrellas if you’d like. Donations will be accepted until Dec 17. Thank you!

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Puzzle Swap with Us!

October 5, 2021

Puzzle Swap at the Library! We now have a puzzle swap in the ALPS (Adult Library Patron Space)! Bring a puzzle (all the pieces, please!) and take a puzzle – this is perfect for puzzle-lovers who need a new challenge but don’t want to spend the money on new ones. If you don’t have any…

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Fall Reading at the Library

October 5, 2021

The Summer Reading Program and Adult Summer Reading Olympics were so popular that we have created interactive reading for all ages at the Library this fall! We are “falling” back into reading with another fun program that encourages children to read at least 20 minutes a day. Pick up papers at the front desk October…

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Friends Make Donation

September 1, 2021

Friends Group president Joyce Summers (left) and treasurer Marilyn Barnett (right) presented MSL director Joseph McIlhenney with a check for $21,000. This amount was the proceeds from their summer Used Book Sale. They also gave the Library a donation in the name of three devoted Friends who have passed – Donna Little, Janet Jarvie, and…

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